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Mala Sharma, Wilbert S. Aronow, Laxesh Patel, Kaushang Gandhi, Harit Desai

Med Sci Monit 2011; 17(4): RA85-91

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.881705

Published: 2011-04-01

Hyperthyroidism is a pathological syndrome in which tissue is exposed to excessive amounts of circulating thyroid hormone. The most common cause of this syndrome is Graves’ disease, followed by toxic multinodular goitre, and solitary hyperfunctioning nodules. Autoimmune postpartum and subacute thyroiditis, tumors that secrete thyrotropin, and drug-induced thyroid dysfunction, are also important causes.

Keywords: Iodine Radioisotopes, Thyroid Hormones - adverse effects, Hyperthyroidism - pathology, Humans, Antithyroid Agents - therapeutic use, Thyroidectomy, Thyrotoxicosis - drug therapy